August 07, 2012
Quintessentially Cape Town spas
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Capetonians combine their body consciousness, love of good health and nature and their admiration for great design in a high concentration of excellent spas. Think indigenous African and fynbos treatments, combined with magnificent views, and the scene is set for any holiday or post-business relaxation.
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is well known for their individual and secluded open-air treatment rooms in the mountain brush overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the treatments on offer are built around indigenous and medicinal fynbos or renowned therapy brands.
+27 (0)21 437 9000
Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Librisa Spa is situated at the Mount Nelson – one of Cape Town’s foremost hotels. The spa uses Africology products, the ingredients of which are traditional African plants including Rooibos, the African Potato, Aloe Vera and Marula fruit.
+27 (0)21 483 1000
76 Orange Street, Cape Town
Sanctuary Spa in Newlands incorporates an exclusive collection of Moya products into each of their spa treatments and all of their organic body treatments incorporate indigenous aromatherapy essential oils. The spa is situated on the periphery of buzzing Newlands Village, so after your treatments you can pop along to one of the coffee shops for lunch or take to a few boutiques for retail therapy.
+27 (0)21 683 7593
3 Cardiff Castle, corner Kildare and Main Street, Newlands
The Majestic Spa
The Majestic Spa is part of a new but grand epoch residency in the boho suburb of Kalk Bay. With ocean on one side, mountain on the other and artsy little stops along the Main Road – this is a good one for a day beside the seaside.
+27 (0)21 788 3625
The Majestic Village, Main Road, Kalk Bay
Inzolo Wellness Suite
The Inzolo Wellness Suite at Hout Bay Manor is a beautiful setting offering traditional African treatments. Their range is also based on a blend of indigenous African plants including Kalahari Melon and African Ginger.
+27 (0)21 790 0116
Baviaanskloof, Off Main Road, Hout Bay
The gorgeous Bushmanskloof’s setting is therapy in itself. Situated up in the Cedarberg Mountains, it is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend away. The spa's Cederburg ‘Soul’ution treatment uses Moya products and is based on ancient African traditions.
+27 (0)21 481 1860
Cedarberg Mountain, Swartland, Western Cape